โ€œAn Intellectual Exchange: A Review of ๐ธ๐‘‘๐‘œ ๐ฝ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐ธ๐‘›๐‘๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘  ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘Š๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘™๐‘‘โ€ by James Kin Pong Au

Donald Keene and Shiba Ryลtarล (authors), Tony Gonzalez (translator),ย Edo Japan Encounters the World: Conversations Between Donald Keene and Shiba โ€ฆ โ€œAn Intellectual Exchange: A Review of ๐ธ๐‘‘๐‘œ ๐ฝ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐ธ๐‘›๐‘๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘  ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘Š๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘™๐‘‘โ€ by James Kin Pong Au

Travels and Travails in Translation – Aesop’s Fables from Greek to Japanese to English

Peacock and Crane ใ‚ฏใ‚ธใƒฃใ‚ฏ ใŒ ใƒ„ใƒซ ใ‚’ ใƒใ‚ซ ใซ ใ—ใฆใ€ใฏใญ ใฎ ใ„ใ‚ ใ‚’ ใ‘ใชใ—ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ ใ€Œใ‚ใŸใ— ใฏ ใใ‚“ใ„ใ‚ ใฎ ใฏใญ ใงใ€ใ“ใ‚“ใช ใซ ใใ‚Œใ„ ใ ใ‘ใ‚Œใฉใ€ ใ€€ใ‚ใชใŸ ใจ ใใŸใ‚‰ ใคใฐใ• ใฎ ใฉใ“ ใ‚’ ใฟใฆ ใ‚‚ ใใ‚Œใ„ใช ใ„ใ‚ ใŒ ใœใ‚“ใœใ‚“ ใชใ„ใ‚ใญใ€ ใ€€ใ™ใ‚‹ใจ ใƒ„ใƒซ ใฏใ€ ใ€Œใงใ‚‚ ใ‚ใŸใ— ใฏใ€ใใ‚‰ ใฎ ใŸใ‹ใ„ ใจใ“ใ‚ ใพใง ใจใ‚“ใง ใ„ใ‘ใ‚‹ใฎใ‚ˆใ€‚ ใ€€ใ‚ใชใŸ ใชใ‚“ใ‹ ใƒ‹ใƒฏใƒˆใƒช ใจ ใŠใชใ˜ ใงใ€ใ˜ใ‚ใ‚“Continue reading “Travels and Travails in Translation – Aesop’s Fables from Greek to Japanese to English”

Violin: A Love Poem to the Spanish City of Oranges

Bohemian nights in Valencia where the gypsies shred violins into the coming dark
“Rhythmic swells reverberate trough my lungs. The back streets of Valencia.

Back street Europe.

Romani enclaves and gypsy parts of town.

We’ll sit here in theย Plaรงa de la Virgen with our stiff sangria, smartly bashful in red-faced delerium.

For it is Spring and the blossoms have begun to sing.ย 

A nod to blanco nerium”

A poem to the City of Oranges. An Open Love Letter to the City of Valencia, Spain.

Fast Times at Ilium: The Glorious Lives & Deaths Homer’s Iliad

Keeping with the dualistic nature of Epic literature to be a hero requires great tragedy. One must all at once bring and preserve life while taking it. Within this text, war is clearly demarcated as a symbol of achieving glory.

The Oh-So-Poetic Roshambeaux of Rome in the Thunder Dome: A Rise to a Fall.

The story of Rome is one of civilizations greatest epics. One of humanity’s greatest successes. And perhaps even greater failures. And thus, all at once perhaps its most tragic. In just over 500-centuries what began as a humble village, just a salty sea breeze away from the Mediterranean, calcified into a peal, a nucleus uponContinue reading “The Oh-So-Poetic Roshambeaux of Rome in the Thunder Dome: A Rise to a Fall.”

Do You Shampoo? Curry? You Can Thank Sake Dean Mahomed – On Influential Muslims

I’m endlessly fascinated by the storied history and culture of food. If you think about it food, with all those various customs, colloquial nuances, simple and complex, erotic and understated, is truly our greatest and most intimate experience with the world around us.